This rugged road, this load I bear
Let it always remind me
Of the path and the steps you took
While on the road to calvary
When I tire or feel run down
Let me see that thorny crown
That they placed upon your head
The mingling of the blood and sweat
The tears of pain that you shed
When I face trials that test my will
And I feel like I might crack
Please help me, Lord, to recall
The lashes laid upon your back.
When I sit on pins and needles
Worried or fretting over a loss
Let me see those nails, Dear Lord,
That held you there on that cross
When I hunger or have a need
Help me to remember first
Before I cry, pray, or plead
Your simple words, "I thirst."
When slighted by man
And feeling shame or disgrace
Let me recall how they had the gall
Dear Lord, to spit upon your face
Those times I feel alone
And no one seems to care
Let me hear your voice, Dear Lord,
Which cried out in despair
When I indulge in self-pity
Because woes have overtaken me
Let your words echo in my mind,
"My God, why hath thou forsaken me?"
A man of sorrows acquainted with grief...
Crucified, as if a common thief,
For no sins of your own...
Help me, Lord, to remember
Why it was you'd left your throne.
Because you have conquered death
I know I need not fear it
As I recall your final words,
"Into your hands, I commend your spirit."
The next time that I am troubled
Or overwhelmed by misery—
That it is nothing when compared
To the fact that you died for me.
Glory be to God
Gary Field M05398 Okeechobee, FL
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